43rd Annual MARTS Technical Conference Chicago

MONDAY September 18, 2006

10:15 a.m. AAR’s Advanced Technology Safety Initiative

Introduction by Michael S. O’Donnell, 3rd Vice President, MARTS

Patrick Ameen, Moderator, Assistant Vice President Technical Services, AAR

ATSI & EHMS Steering Committee

Lisa Stabler, Assistant Vice President Quality & Reliability Engineering, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company & ATSI/EHMS SC Chairman

Presentation by Ms. Stabler

InteRRIS® WILD & THD Data

R. B. Wiley, Principal Investigator Engineering Services, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Presentation by Mr. Wiley

Equipment Health Management Systems (EHMS) & UMLER® Redesign

Alan McDonald, Director Equipment Data Systems, Railinc Corporation

Presentation by Mr. McDonald

2:00 p.m. Railroad Security: Department of Homeland Security Infrastructure Partnerships

& Information Sharing Initiatives

Introduction By: W. Gary Griffiths, MARTS Board of Directors

Dennis H. Delk, Senior Infrastructure Analyst/Threat Coordinator-Rail Sector, U.S. Department of Homeland Security HQ

Presentation by Mr. Delk

3:00 p.m. Railway Wheel Manufacturers Engineering Committee

Introduction By: Shannon Berge, MARTS Board of Directors

Moderator: Richard Sullivan, Chairman, RWMEC

2005 AAR Car Repair Billing Wheel Removal Analysis

Richard G. Sullivan, Chairman, RWMEC

Presentation

Panel Discussion & Series of Papers: Freight Car Wheels & Roller Bearings

Introductions by Richard Sullivan

Presentation

Current Important Wheel and Axle Issues

Cameron Lonsdale, Standard Steel, LLC

Matt Erickson, Griffin Wheel Company

Presentation

Fuel Efficient Bearing Systems

Dave Shannon, Amsted Rail/Brenco

John Makinson, Rail Sciences Inc

Presentation

Opportunities for Improving Roller bearing Performance

David Toth, The Timken Company

Presentation by Mr.Toth

TUESDAY September 19, 2006

8:30 a.m. Equipment Performance Monitoring & Technology Driven Train Inspection

Patrick Ameen, President MARTS; Assistant Vice President Technical Services,

Association of American Railroads

Presentation by Mr. Ameen

James Lundgren, Assistant Vice President Business Products, Training & Business Services, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Presentation by Mr. Lundgren

10:00 a.m. Protective Coatings Committee

Introduction by: Randall Thomure, MARTS Board of Directors

Al Glueckert, P.E., MARTS Board of Directors

Department of Transportation Lining Inspection Intervals – Owner Responsibilities

Maria Betti – Moderator

Speaker: Thomas Phemister, Hazardous Material Specialist, US Department of Transportation

Speaker: Ed Naylor, Akzo Nobel

Speaker: James Molnar, Union Tank Car Company

Presentation

Sulfur Coating Test Method (NACE)

Speaker: Bill Hannemann, Carboline Transportation Group

Speaker: Larry Hopper, Potash Corporation

Speaker: James Molnar, Union Tank Car Company, Author only

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WEDNESDAY September 20, 2006

8:30 a.m. Tank Car Quality

Introduction by: Bill Groos, MARTS Board of Directors

Speaker: Ray Morgan, Director Quality Assurance North America, GATX Rail

Presentation by Mr.Morgan